PFAS Testing in Drinking Water
We are pleased to announce that we have obtained certification in Rhode Island to analyze drinking water for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). With the growing concern of PFAS in water sources and its potential health risks, our team has undergone extensive training and invested in state-of-the-art equipment to accurately detect and quantify these contaminants. By being certified in Rhode Island, we can now provide comprehensive and reliable data of PFAS concentrations, thus enabling municipalities, water treatment facilities, and concerned individuals to gain valuable insights and take necessary steps to safeguard public health.
What are PFAS? PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940’s because of their useful properties. There are thousands of different PFAS, some of which have been more widely used and studied than others.
Where can PFAS be found? PFAS can be present in our water, soil, air, and food as well as in materials found in our homes and workplaces, including:
-Public and private drinking water systems
-Soil and water at or near waste sights
-Fire extinguishing foam
-Manufacturing or chemical production facilities
-Food grown or caught from a contaminated area
-Household products and dust
-Personal care products like cosmetics and shampoo
PFAS exposure can be harmful to human health: Current peer-reviewed scientific studies have shown that exposure to certain levels of PFAS may lead to decreased fertility and reproductive effects, developmental effects or delays in children, increased risks of some cancers, reduced ability of the bodies immune system to fight infections, interference with the bodies natural hormones, increased cholesterol and /or risk of obesity.
Please refer to the EPA’s website for more information regarding PFAS HERE.